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My New 650D build

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1. Components


CPU - Core i7 930 2.8 Ghz
Motherboard - ASUS P6X58D Premium X58
Ram Memory - Corsair Dominator 12.28GB
Graphics Card - EVGA GTX480 SLI
HDD - Corsair F120 SSD 120G, WD 1TB Black X 2
Case - Corsair Obsidian 650D
PSU - Corsair HX1000
120mm Fans - GELID Wing12 1500 RPM UV Blue 120MM 64.3CFM X 3
200mm Fans - Stock Corsair Fans X 2


CPU Water Block - EK-Supreme HF - Acetal-Nickel Rev 2.0
Video card Water Blocks - EK-FC480 GTX - Acetal-Nickel X 2
Ram Water Block - EK-RAM Dominator - Acetal-Nickel
Back Plates - EK-FC480 GTX Backplate Black X 2
Reservoirs - Koolance RP-402X2 Dual 5.25 (1 or 2 DDC Pumps)
Pump #1 - Swiftech MCP 350-02 DDC1 Quiet Water Pump
Pump #2 - Swiftech MCP 35X
Radiator #1 - Slim Dual 120mm Radiator XSPC RS240
Radiator #2 - Phobya 200mm Radiator
Straight Barb Fittings - Swiftech G1/4 to 1/2IN Barb fittings X 4
Clamps - Koolance 1/2"ID Tubing Hose Clamp X 4
Compression Fittings - Bitspower G1/4 to 1/2IN Straight Compression Fittings -SILVER SHINING X 8
45 Angle Compression Fittings - Feser Company 1/2"ID - 3/4"OD Rotary 45 Degrees Angled Compression Fitting X 2
90 Angle Adapters - Bitspower G1/4 Swivel Angled L-ROTARY Elbow Adapter G1/4 Threaded X 2
SLI Connector - Enzotech SLI VID Connector - G 1/4 - 1/2/3 Slot - Matt Black
Tube - ID 1/2” – OD 3/4” Feser Black (UV Blue)



2. Dual Loop setting Details & Airflow Details


a. First Loop

Reservoir -> MCP-35X -> 240mm Rad (Top Located) -> CPU


b. Second Loop

Reservoir -> MCP-350 -> 200mm Rad (Front Located) -> GPU2 -> GPU1 -> Ram


c. Air Flow

200mm rad - push & pull using stock 200mm Corsair Fans
240mm rad - 2 120mm Gelid Fans pushing air into the case
Exhausting fan slot - Gelid Fan exhausting air
Air Pressure - trying to get positive air pressure inside the case by 200mm fans and 120mm fans on rads all blowing air into the case and using one exhausting fan.

d. Water Loop Potentials

I could use loops in parallel but became lazy when i thought about draining and all that bleeding again..... it could improve my temps and so on not sure..




3. Installation & Details


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-> CPU Block - Two Straight Compression Fittings installed. Tube appears as Dark Blue. Caused by UV in natural sun light.


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-> Ram Block - Two 90 Angle Adapters with Two Straight Compression Fittings installed


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-> EVGA GTX 480 SLI with Water Blocks and Back Plates - When installing the back plates, make sure back of your PCB doesn't make contacts with the back plate.
If they become too close to each other, please apply some non-conductive tapes between them.


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-> Reservoir and Pumps - This Reservoir looks great and so on, but it was really hard for me to bleed all the air out.
When installing the Swiftech MCP-350 pump, you will have to remove the plastic mounting arms on the pump's case by just clipping.
It shouldn't be too hard at all. I wouldn't even consider it as modding (almost).
Assuming loops and locations of the build are similar to mine, best way to fill the liquids into both sections of reservoir is by placing the case on the ground front panel facing upwards and using the front fillports of the resvoir. During the bleeding process, i placed the case widow side facing upward and left it running both pumps for about an hour and then filled reservoir and repeated. Because of the design of the reservoir, pump closer to the window side may run dry so please watch for that.


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-> 240mm Rad on top - using MCP-35X rpm control with CPU fan header of the motherboard to control rmp of the pump.

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-> Two 120mm Fans on top - Due to the possitive air pressure in the case empty spaces around fans are blowing air out not sucking dusts in.


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-> 200mm rad on front - Existing Fan slot of the case will not mount rad properly.
Bottom of the 5.25 bay pushes rad down and rad holes and existing fan holes do not match.
I left the stock fan mounted then used industrial both sided tapes to secure rad on to the fan (lol).
Well it is not the most secure and safe way to mount rad but i didn't want to make any holes on rad or case.
It is well secured and only problem i personaly see in this matter would be, "HOW THE ?#$% am i going to remove it later!"
Then i attached another stock 200mm corsair fan, using adapter mounting plate that came with rad.
There is a bleeding port (just one screw with O-ring) located on the of the rad which came handy when bleeding.
Make sure you give enough space between 5.25 bay and rad, so you can twist (unscrew) the port using long nose plier.



4. Overclocking, Temps, Benchmarks, and Noise



a. CPU Overclock & Temps : i7 930 2.8ghz running 4.2ghz

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-> Idle Temp: 41C 100% Load Temp: 69C


b. GPU Overclock $ Temps : EVGA GTX480 SLI water cooled


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-> Idle Temp: 37C 100% Load Temp: 56C


c. Heaven Benchmark v2.5 Basic

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-> CPU & GTX480 SLI : Both Stock

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-> CPU & GTX480 SLI : Both Overclocked at above specs.
I tend to have more gains during actual game plays (FPS)
I only benchmarked once for both tests. So there could be some room to increase or decrease


c. Noise - It is definately quiter than stock settings. Both 200mm Fans make bit of noise.
I placed some cusiony foamy tapes around Reservoir to reduce vibration noise of pumps and seems to help quite a bit.




5. Personal Thoughts of the 650D Build and Extra Pics


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-> Layout of the Build


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-> Pictures with UV light on


Corsair Obsidian 650D was quiter roomy to do internal water cooling. Build quality was nice and solid.
Temps could be better by installing another 120mm rad.
Side panel latches were not as ugly as what i saw and expected from pictures that i've seen online.
Overall fun build and great case to work with.
My English isn't great but i tried smile.gif
Hope this Log helps people out with water cooling 650D.
Good luck and thank you for reading
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Wow very nice!

So I believe the little obsidian does live up to it's name.

Welcome to OCN by the way.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cee;12998059 
Wow very nice!

So I believe the little obsidian does live up to it's name.

Welcome to OCN by the way.

Yeah lil brother seems to have the same last name smile.gif
well thank you for the welcome.
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That's a very nice build - congrats on the clean work & welcome to OCN.

The Feser black UV tubing is something I hadn't seen under lights before. In the last three photos, is that effect from only using UV lights? If so, that's a great looking effect.
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Welcome to OCN. Great post.
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Look awesome! Nice bulid.
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Originally Posted by amgsport;12998357 
That's a very nice build - congrats on the clean work & welcome to OCN.

The Feser black UV tubing is something I hadn't seen under lights before. In the last three photos, is that effect from only using UV lights? If so, that's a great looking effect.

Thank you for viewing. Yes they are only lit by Dual UV cathodes
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post #8 of 13
Great build and great case
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If I'm not mistaken, the EK RAM waterblocks have slots for optional LEDs. I don't suppose anyone has lit this waterblock? If so, post pics please!
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where did you put the UV lights??
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